'What Have I Ever Done To You?' is Rob's first published work. It is based on the author's experiences of bullying and incorporates nine interviews from the viewpoint off bullies, victims, a headteacher, a social worker, self protection experts and a counsellor. This is a fantastic resource.
Book of the Month - Combat Magazine
"A polished piece of work that perfectly combines practical help with an empathetic understanding of the problem. Every Martial Arts Instructor should read this book."
"an invaluable and inspiring book full of heartbreakingly personal insight, meticulous research and tips on breaking the bully/victim cycle."
BBC RADIO 1
"Informative and thought provoking"
"An articulate piece of self-help literature recommended for children and adults alike."
"As someone who was bullied at school I wish I could have read this book then."
"Cannot be praised enough. A read for everyone... both in and out of education."
Gemma Lang. Full Stop To Bullying Campaign
What Have I Ever Done To You? (Pegasus Books)
Available from Waterstones Nationwide and all good book shops or DIRECT from Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers (01223) 370 012.
Click here to buy from Amazon.co.uk
Has reading Rob's book helped you? Write and send your review of What Have I Ever Done To You? to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bullies are not strong people, yet victims feel ashamed at being bullied and often feel all alone in the world. None of us have time to waste being victimised by bullies.
Learn to understand what bullying is and how it happens. Learn to understand yourself and the reasons you allow yourself to be bullied. Teach yourself to direct your anger in a way that will help yourself. Train your mind to avoid the problem of 'self bullying' and make yourself strong.
What Have I Ever Done To You? teaches you to build your confidence and shows you how courageous it is to be honest with yourself. Self-honesty is the first step on the way to outgrowing the bullies in confidence and becoming a happy, strong person.
Once a bullied teenager the author has freed himself from his self-imposed prison of anger, depression and fear. Learn from his experiences and also those of ex-bullies, victims, self-protection experts, a counsellor, a social worker and a school headmaster. Bullying is a problem in society that can disappear if its victims make it happen. Take action. face your fears, take back the power you have given to the bullies and start living the great life you deserve.
What Have I Ever Done To You? is available in all good bookshops, and can also be purchased online.
'I look at the note I've left. All that's on the paper is a name: Matty Doyle. There could have been others, but Matty Doyle was the worst.'
Powerful, full of raw emotion.
'A graphic depiction of the suffering that bullies can inflict. Well written, sharply observed with a compelling central character that elicits both sympathy and frustration. The author has successfully captured a realistic school atmosphere that draws the reader in and allows him to both reminisce and relate to the developing situations.'
Reader review from www.amazon.co.uk
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Meet teenager Neil Jones on the day his life changes forever - his first day at a new school in a new town. A town that will leave him tortured, bullied and in agony. A town that will not leave him alone.
Tormented to breaking point, a night explodes in violence as Neil is forced to revisit his past and fight for his future.
Finally Neil will understand.